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The April issue of O magazine an article where a q and a segment featuring answers from Creative Director of O on style tips and answers from reader questions, One question and answer in particular really had people wondering if this was really printed correctly.
The question from one reader was, “can I pull of a crop top?” The answer was, “If (and only if!) You have a flat stomach, feel free to try it.” Which, for a lot of curvy women was insulting. O has always been about style and uplifting, life and since it was a magazine from miz O herself would never print a statement like this.
Granted, the creative directors opinion is his own, but in a magazine that talks about loving yourself, and promoting self-love and development, it’s a bit of a shock.
Fashion is fun and should make you feel good, not put you down and be restrictive. There is a loud segment of women that are voicing their love for their bodies in whatever shape or form it may be and I love that. I see plus size women rivaling straight size women in fashion and that’s the way it should be. Clothes have no emotion or life, you give it life and feeling. It’s the way it makes you feel that makes you shine outward.
Trust me, when you put on that one piece of clothing that always looks good on your body and you receive compliments on, it boosts your confidence and walk a little more different. There’s a pep in your step.
I have seen many plus size curvy confident women rock those crop tops like it’s made to fit them perfectly. Check out Marie Deen, Top fashion authoritative blogger, who is always rocking her style for some really great examples of how to rock that crop top.
Even Tess Holiday posted on facebook her disapproval of the article.
It’s not trending but I say let’s make it trend. Oprah needs to be aware of this. Post it on facebook, instagram, twitter and all over. Let it be brought to her attention. Be sure to tag Oprah and O magazine. Also use the hashtag #rockthecroptop. I say all my curvy sisters, take those pictures and post them up.
Blessings and Love,